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Reports: Memphis Depay ships cars back to homeland, raises doubts over Old Trafford future

Chris David
11.00K   //    08 Jun 2016, 12:36 IST
Memphis Depay
Depay only scored seven goals for Manchester United in his first season

Memphis Depay joined Manchester United from PSV Eindhoven in a £25m deal last summer after he led his former club to the Dutch title in 2014-15 season.

Much was expected from the 22-year-old as he moved to England and he had a good start to his Old Trafford career, scoring twice in the Champions League qualifier against Club Brugge.

After United's crushing defeat to Arsenal last October, Depay has struggled to regain his form he showed at PSV. The Dutch international showcased a glimpse of what he is capable of in between disappointing displays.

According to The Sun, Depay's long-term future at United remains unsettled and the concerns have been raised after the player decided to ship his cars back to his homeland. Louis van Gaal signed his compatriot before the start of last season.

The Dutchman has been shown the exit door by United vice-chairman Ed Woodward after the Red Devils' FA Cup triumph. He has been replaced by Jose Mourinho and there were reports that Depay will not be included in the former Chelsea boss' plans at his new club.

Performances have not been up to the mark 

Depay admitted that his performance for United was below par. He has vowed to improve his performance from the pre-season but refused to suggest whether he will continue at Old Trafford beyond the summer transfer window.

“It’s never nice to be criticised, but it’s part of the game and I have to deal with it. The season did not go as planned and that hurt my confidence a bit," Depay told Fox Sports, as reported by the Mirror.

“I do not want to blame the manager for it. I played some good games and some bad matches. I do not want to blame anyone for it. I have not been in touch with Van Gaal yet. I might give him a call or send him a text.

“It’s now up to me to deal with this situation and get back on track. I think every attacker is intuitive. You have to make decisions on when to go for an individual action. The old Memphis, who beat every opponent, will soon be back again.

“I did not play as many games as I hoped and I am obviously disappointed about that. I had different expectations. But I have to deal with that. It’s now on to next season. I have to prove my worth during pre-season.” 

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